Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Take Home Storytime: Spots and Stripes

  • Program Goals
    • Pass on early literacy message and encourage families to continue early literacy at home
    • Encourage circulation and storytime attendance
    • Reach families who are unable to attend storytime
  • Notes for the future
    • Last used Summer 2015
Miss storytime? You can practice many of the early literacy concepts we use in storytime at home! Don't forget to sign up for text alerts so you can make it to the next storytime!

Theme: Spots and Stripes

Use the five early literacy practices; talking, singing, reading, playing and writing with these books and projects!

TALK about patterns. What patterns do you see around you?

Get ready to WRITE by tracing patterns with your finger in sand, salt, or dirt.

SING songs with repeating patterns like "Old MacDonald Had a Farm"

PLAY with the shapes in your take home bag. What creatures can you make? A caterpillar? A train? Can you decorate them with patterns?

READ some of these stories about patterns (look for more concept picture books with the yellow concept sticker)

Stripes and spots by Dahlov Ipcar
Stripes of all types by Susan Stockdale
Spectacular Spots by Susan Stockdale
Spotty Stripy Swirly What are patterns? by Jane Brocket

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Jennifer Wharton, Youth Services Librarian, 723-2678 ext. 14

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